Plain Weave Towels
Here is the second part of a five volume series exploring different ways of patterning textiles. What could be better than weaving and studying through a useful project like towels. Plain Weave is often looked at as the least versatile or interesting way of weaving fabric. It’s called after all plain weave. Its been my observation that, when given a limited number of shafts to use, weavers are forced to think of ingenious ways to pattern using only a tabby weave. During this workshop you will have the opportunity to weave 13 different towels on pre-warped looms going from loom to loom in a round robin format. We will explore the different way of designing stripes and checks. You will sample Log Cabin several different ways, and learn about shadow weaves and color & weave effects. There will be towels with textured yarns, clasped and twisted wefts and inlay techniques in both warp and weft. We will also look at basket weave and its numerous variations and talk about spacing and setts as a way of weaving interesting towels in plain weave.